Mattie by Elouise East (Single Dads of Gaynor Beach)

is the first Single Dads of Gaynor Beach book that I've read with polyamory, but I hope it won't be the last...

From the blurb:

Three single dads looking for love that is right before their eyes.

Mattie’s life is as perfect as it could be without a partner. The one person he wants is oblivious, but he doesn’t want to rock the boat and change how things are. When his life irrevocably changes by the appearance of a baby on his doorstep, he calls in his best friend to help. After all, Jordan had a child of his own; he knows what to do. Right?

Jordan’s life is as perfect as it could be minus a lover or two. His best friend, Mattie, is amazing; his ex is amicable, which is great as they have an eight-year-old son together; and he loves his job. Helping Mattie with his newfound daughter is a dream come true, and their bond grows into more with this new dynamic, but why does it feel incomplete?

Bray’s life is as perfect as it could be while withholding himself from the truth. He’s retired military, loves being outside, and when it comes to children, has a heart the size of all the oceans put together. He creates wooden toys for the children’s hospital, and when Jordan comes asking for help for his son’s new hobby, he can’t say no. Throw in Mattie and his beautiful daughter, and it’s more than he can resist.

But merging three separate lives into one cohesive family is harder than it seems.

Mattie is an MMM romance in the Single Dads of Gaynor Beach series. It follows a shy lingerie shop owner, a wild but adventurous lifeguard, and a rough and ready woodworker as they work their way through the trials of a new triad relationship.

Heather's Review:

This was a sweet best-friends to lovers story with an added twist - another single dad whom they meet separately, but are both attracted to.  The angst in this story revolves mostly around newest single Dad Mattie and making sure he keeps custody of Ama, his young daughter, but the love story is low angst, with just the right amount of steamy and the family building is sweet and wonderful as everyone rallies around the single dads.

This book was a quick and easy read and a perfect way to start my 2024 reading journey!  While it's part of a series, it can be read standalone.

Mattie is currently available as an e-book in wide release.